The Power in Prevention program will use a quantitative process to identify potential risks for infections and provide evidence-based infection control strategies for specific areas of quality improvement in skin prep, hair removal, surgical instrument care and handling and hand hygiene, the Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based company said.
The program will leverage insights from its Focus on Quality Care program which has been in operation since 2012 and has conducted more than 20,000 observations related to infection prevention at more than 800 facilities, BD said .
“We are grateful for the BD Power in Prevention program because it gave us the necessary tools and resources to have a formal quality improvement initiative at our clinic. We have been involved in many of these types of programs before but this is one of the few where we can see a difference in our nurses – they feel empowered to make a difference,” Carilion Clinic vascular OR project lead Cheryl Bennett said in a press release.
With the ruling, the case goes back to the Eastern District of Texas, where it was sent by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, for a redetermination of the amount of damages to which BD must disgorge. A 1-day bench trail is set for May 11, Retractable Technologies said.